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Castalian String Quartet

Sunday, November 12, 2023
3:30pm to 5:30pm
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Beckman Auditorium
  • Public Event
"A powerful individuality of sound matched by an instinctive singularity of musical intention" — The Scotsman

Formed in 2011, the Castalian String Quartet has distinguished itself as one of today's most dynamic young quartets. Appointed the inaugural Hans Keller String Quartet in Residence at the Oxford University Faculty of Music in 2021, it also received the Royal Philharmonic Society's 2019 Young Artists Award.

The name is derived from the Castalian Spring in the ancient city of Delphi. In mythology, the nymph Castalia transformed herself into a fountain to evade Apollo, creating a source of poetic inspiration for all who drink from her waters.


  • Beethoven – Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130
  • Janáček – Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
  • Mendelssohn – Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80



Founded in 1904 by Alice Coleman (later Alice Coleman Batchelder), the Coleman Chamber Music Association is one of the oldest organizations in the United States dedicated to the presentation, understanding, and enjoyment of chamber music.

Please see the Coleman website for the full list of 2023-2024 concerts.

For more information, please phone 626-793-4191 or email [email protected].
$60, $55, $45, $35; discounts available for youth, Caltech/JPL, and series buyers